Main Cycle Path Part 1, Bamberg - Würzburg, 5-days

Main Cycle Path Part 1, Bamberg - Würzburg, 5-day-tour

Bicycle tour on the Main Cycle Path...

The river Main winds its way in numerous large loops through the various landscapes of Franconia and Hessen and flows through cities and places steeped in history. The cycling tour leads you along the river, amidst forests and vineyards. Enjoy the cuisine of the franconian country and relax in the rustic beer gardens and wine taverns.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the desired category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) daily between 09.00 am and 05.30 pm
  • Rental bike-complete protection insurance
  • City tour Würzburg (only with cat. Comfort)
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • GPS-data on request
  • 7-day-service-hotline
Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Bamberg

Individual arrival to Bamberg. The excellently preserved old city surrounds the three historic city districts Berg-, Insel- and Gärtnerstadt (which was fully declared as world heritage in 1993). In the evening, it is possible to take part in a night watchman tour through Bamberg (not included in the travel price) or to take a stroll along the river Main.

2. Day: Bamberg - Haßfurt (approx. 37 km)

The former fishing settlement and the picturesque old Brückenrathaus (city hall) are two of the most famous landmarks of the city. You leave the „Bierfrankens“ area and travel through romantic villages and past vineyards, then arriving in the „Weinfränkische“ area. You will travel along the riverbank of the Main, then reaching the tranquil small town of Haßfurt, which is today’s daily destination. It is worthwhile to pay a visit to the parish church, with interesting figures by Tilman Riemenschneider.

3. Day: Haßfurt - Volkach (approx. 54 km)

The river Main is your constant companion today. You will reach the Volkacher Mainschleife (river loop) via Schweinfurt, travelling through small villages and green meadows. The Main river loop is unique, as this is the only place where the river has formed such a loop. The wine town Volkach is considered to be the epitome of franconian vitality. The market place, with its typical franconian renaissance town tall, invites you for a visit.

4. Day: Volkach - Würzburg (approx. 65 km)

The route leads along the channel and into the lively small town Kitzingen, which owns the oldest wine cellar in Germany. Marktbreit is enchanting with its lovely alleys and magnificent townhouses, and is one of the loveliest places in the region. You will soon reach Würzburg, the baroque city on the Main. Enjoy the many sights worth seeing, such as the pilgrimage church “Käppele”, the Old River Main Bridge, and the view of off the Marienberg fortress during a city round trip through Würzburg (incl.). End your cycling holiday in a rustic beer garden or take a stroll through the old city.

5. Day: Würzburg - departure

Individual departure from Würzburg.


You cycle on the throughout well signed Main cycle path, near the banks of the river and mainly on cycle paths or along quiet roads. The route is continuously even, without any significant ascents.

Total length: approx. 156 kilometres

level of difficulty: 1


Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal or 21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room 
  • E-bike + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room
  • Bus transfer Würzburg - Bamberg:
    at the beginning/end possible, daily at 10.00 am, duration approx. 1,5 hours, incl. bike
    --> minimum number of participants: 4 people

Additional information

  • possible visitor’s tax payable on-site
  • We recommend the return journey to Bamberg by train (on one's own): without change of trains in about 60 minutes, approx. € 25,-- + possible bike ticket (approx. € 9,--)
  • velotours-original tour
  • Parking and arrival information
    By train: Bamberg can be reached with IC and EC trains. For rail travellers, Bamberg is on the ICE route Munich-Nuremberg-Berlin.

    By car: From Nuremberg on the A73 (direction Bamberg): motorway junction Bamberg, A70 in the direction of Schweinfurt, exit Bamberg – Hafen
    A9 (from Munich): motorway junction Nuremberg/Feucht, A73 in the direction of Bamberg, from there like from Nuremberg
    A6 (from Ulm): motorway junction Nuremberg-Süd, A73 in the direction of Bamberg, from there like from Nuremberg
    A3 (from Frankfurt): motorway junction Fürth/Erlangen, A73 in the direction of Bamberg, from there like from Nuremberg

    By plane: The next airport is in Nuremberg (approx. 70 km away).

    Parking at the arrival hotels: Some of the hotels have parking facilities (for example: underground parking for a fee of approx. € 15,- per night for the duration of the stay; maximum height 1,50 m) directly at the building or in the surrounding area (for example: public parking garage for approx. € 15,- per day, chargeable underground parking for approx. € 42,- for a 7-day ticket). For further information, you can contact the respective arrival hotel after receiving your hotel list.

Our additional packages

  • Bicycle navigation for your mobile phone           
  • Perfect supplement to your travel documents
  • Click onto your own prefabricated bike tour
  • Maps are available at any time even without internet connection
  • Precise navigation for great adventures that last a lifetime
  • Highlights with which you can discover wonderful places
  • Topographic maps with free updates
from € 30,-
Prices / Dates
Category Standard

Accommodation in good inns and middle-class hotels with 3-star-level

Category Comfort

Accommodation in good to very good inns and hotels with 3- and 4-star-level

Price per person

Base price
Single room € 439,-- € 399,--
Double room € 319,-- € 299,--
Triple room € 319,-- € 299,--
Quadruple room € 319,-- € 299,--
Half board € 120,-- € 110,--
Seasonal supplement
01.05.2020 - 21.05.2020
€ 60,--€ 50,--
Seasonal supplement
22.05.2020 - 25.08.2020
€ 100,--€ 70,--
Seasonal supplement
26.08.2020 - 05.10.2020
€ 60,--€ 50,--
Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 75,--€ 75,--
Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 75,--€ 75,--
E-bike + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 150,--€ 150,--
Additional services
Komoot ( per journey ) € 30,-- € 30,--
Bus transfer Würzburg - Bamberg

at the beginning/end possible, daily at 10.00 am, duration approx. 1,5 hours, incl. bike
--> minimum number of participants: 4 people

€ 61,-- € 61,--
Bus transfer/Transport of one's own e-bike
€ 20,-- € 20,--
Additional nights Comfort
Double room Single room
Bamberg € 60,-- € 88,--
Würzburg € 74,-- € 105,--
Additional nights Standard
Double room Single room
Bamberg € 58,-- € 79,--
Würzburg € 64,-- € 93,--

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